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M. Jaffar-ur-Rehman (died October 8, 2005) was a Pakistani computer scientist. He was a professor and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (Islamabad campus) in Pakistan.
Education and career
He topped Quaid-i-Azam University by setting an all-time Computer Science Department record of a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.9 on a scale of 5.0. As a result result, he was awarded the Quaid-e-Azam Scholarship for higher studies abroad, which he used to receive his Master of Science (M.Sc) degree and his Ph.D. degree in computer science in the United States. He completed his M.Sc. in just one year at the University of Pennsylvania by securing a CGPA of 3.9 on a scale of 4.0. He taught in Australia for around three years during his Ph.D. He came back to Pakistan after completing his Ph.D. degree. Then he taught at Quaid-e-Azam University, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and then Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad.
Center for Software Dependability
Jaffar-ur-Rehman was the founder of the Center for Software Dependability (CSD), which pioneered research in the domain of software dependability and reliability in Pakistan. CSD was founded in June 2003, and, since then, it has flourished at a rapid pace, with numerous publications in journals and conferences of international repute.
Jaffar-ur-Rehman's primary research interests were software reliability, dependability, and testing. He was also interested in operating systems and methodologies for systems analysis, architecture, and design.
He published more than 24 journal, conference, and workshop articles.[no citations needed here] In 2004, he had a chaired session at the International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (ICSEA), and he was a guest co-editor of an ACTA special issue on software reliability in 2005. He was a member of the program committee or the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS).
On 8 October 2005, Jaffar-ur-Rehman and his family died in the 2005 Kashmir earthquake along with his wife and four daughters. The building they were staying in Islamabad, Margalla Towers, collapsed in the earthquake.
- Ikram Junaidi (9 October 2017). "Release of probe report on Margalla Towers' collapse demanded". Dawn (newspaper). https://www.dawn.com/news/1362638. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
- Profile of M. Jaffar-ur-Rehman on Center for Software Dependability website Retrieved 21 March 2020
- M. Jaffar-ur-Rehman listed on Program Committee members list on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS) website Retrieved 21 March 2020
- Jamal Shahid (9 October 2008). "Margalla Towers victims remembered". Dawn (newspaper). https://www.dawn.com/news/324515. Retrieved 21 March 2020.